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Understorey: Mining and the Environment. Part 4: Agricultural Land

Wednesday 29th August / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

This week’s Understorey bring you two powerful interviews focusing on the negative environmental impacts of  Australian mining,  on farming land in Western Australia, and overseas.

We go to Japan, and hear how Australian uranium has contaminated the Fukushima countryside as Senator Scott Ludlum returns from travelling through affected territory, and offers a reflective suggestion to Premier Barnett.
And we head to Margaret River speaking to Brent Watson, a farmer directly threatened by coal mining. He and the local community were successful in getting approvals paused, but the key legislation has not yet changed.

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